The significance of probiotics in preventing radiotherapy-induced diarrhea in patients with cervical cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Summary of "The significance of probiotics in preventing radiotherapy-induced diarrhea in patients with cervical cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis."

A systematic review and meta-analysis was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of probiotics for prevention of radiotherapy-induced diarrhea (RID) in patients with cervical cancer. Previous studies failed to give a comprehensive analysis of the efficacy and safety of probiotics in this point.


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Name: International journal of surgery (London, England)
ISSN: 1743-9159


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